Student Research and Scholarship Opportunities
Minority Internship Program (MIP)
The five university consortium differs from traditional internship programs because it is designed specifically for underrepresented students: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans (or Pacific Islanders), and American Indians. Historically, these groups have been underrepresented in the process of shaping and implementing public policy.
Applications for the Spring 2013 are currently being accepted until February 5, 2013. Completed applications must be submitted to the Assistant Dean of Students, Sheree Sanderson in the Student Life Office (A2104). Students must be available for the MIP interview process.
For additional information contact the Student Life Office. Applications may also be picked-up in Career Services and the Student Life Offices.
Diversifying Faculty in Illinois (DFI)
The goal of DFI is to increase the number of minority full-time tenure track faculty and staff at Illinois’ two- and four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Applicants must be admitted to a Master's or Doctoral program at a participating institution at the time of application; and, if awarded, enroll as a full-time student as defined by the institution. Application deadline is February 19th for the following academic year, although individual institutions may set an internal deadline prior to that date for processing purposes.
Both new and renewal applicants must contact Sheree Sanderson, Interim Assistant Dean of Students regarding their intent to apply, or receive additional information. New applicants must obtain a special access code to complete their online eligibility check. Priority consideration will be given to applications in STEM areas, particularly mathematics and science.
Deadline for the DFI applications for the 2013-2014 academic year is February 18, 2013, 4pm CST.
White House Internship Program
Spring 2013 WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP
The mission of the White House Internship Program is to make the "People's House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation, and to cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.
How to Apply:
Application Period: May 14, 2012 - September 24, 2012
White House Departments Available to Interns:
Office of Scheduling and Advance
* Office of the White House Counsel
* Office of Cabinet Affairs
* Office of Communications
* Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
* Office of the First Lady
* Office of Chief of Staff
* Office of Legislative Affairs
* Domestic Policy Council
* Office of Presidential Correspondence
* White House Fellows Office
* National Economic Council
* Office of Presidential Personnel
* Office of the Vice President
* Office of Digital Strategy
* Office of Management and Administration
Applicants must be:
* United States citizens
* At least 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship
* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university OR graduated in the past two years from undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college or university
A veteran of the United States Armed forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty at any time over the past two years
WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
* Two essay responses
* Explain your commitment to public service
* Professional policy memorandum
* One-page resume
* Two recommendations
* Completion of the online form